Above and Beyond Solidarity Fund Fund
About This Fund
COVID-19 continues to impact all of our lives worldwide. We share experiences of anxiety and uncertainty; lockdowns and social distancing. We also know this pandemic exacerbates existing inequities and further marginalizes those who are already vulnerable, particularly communities in the Global South.
When the pandemic first hit, our initial action was to launch a fund to respond to the immediate needs of our grassroots partners. Compounding the ever-growing pandemic, our partners are battling inadequate access to information and healthcare; decreasing income as lockdowns expand; increased gender-based violence in the home; and state violence from militarized responses and surveillance.
Resources from this fund are directly supporting our partners’ ingenious responses –– like turning a training center into a COVID-19 field hospital in Brazil; connecting small scale farmers with communities facing food insecurity in urban areas in South Africa; and strengthening existing mutual-aid practices in India.
About The Host Organization
For almost 35 years, Thousand Currents (formerly IDEX) has invested more than US$10 million in 1,000 community-led initiatives in the Global South. Today, we are exchanging grassroots brilliance for lasting and transformative change. Our partners are currently working with and connected to over 200 million women, small farmers, Indigenous Peoples, urban residents, sexual and ethnic minorities, and youth.